South Dakota Art Museum Named Best Gallery Or Museum In South Dakota By American Art Awards
Each year the American Art Awards board selects the 25 Best Galleries And Museums In America.
HighlightHollywood.com reported in 2016: “The impressive AAA board chooses only one museum or gallery per state per year. Their selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.”
American Art Awards: “We consider thousands of the most established art venues from Alaska to Florida. This year we chose several museums and art centers with historical significance of 100+ years, some with over 100,000 annual visitors, some specializing in global acquisitions, some American treasures, others objects preserving their state’s legacy, and some celebrating one specific artist’s life work. We’ve also selected some of the most reputable art galleries; some which offer every style of international art, others exhibiting works from one region or one genre. A Native-American and an African-American facility are included in our Top 25, as well as a longstanding women’s design institution, a popular Boston sculptor’s co-op, and a Hollywood Warhol hot spot.”
The South Dakota Art Museum won the distinction of Best Gallery Or Museum In South Dakota, 2018, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2018.
American Art Awards: “For almost fifty years this museum preserves and exhibits the varied artistic history of South Dakota. The Native American Collection is arguably the finest in the country. The 20th Century Plains Indian art, primarily the Dakota, Nakota and Lakota tribes, is a stunning rarity. One thousand other objects also represent the creative spirit and culture of Native Americans, including tribes of Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo.”
ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
Since 1970, the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings has been a place for people around the world to enjoy the artistic legacy of South Dakota in all its diversity. Rotating exhibits feature Harvey Dunn, Native American art, Marghab Linens and Paul Goble; as well as exhibits curated from regional, national and international artists.
The museum has more than 7,000 objects in its collection including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, and ceramics. The museum store features jewelry, pottery, and original works of art by local and regional artists in addition to books on South Dakota history and culture.
The South Dakota Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This accreditation recognizes the Museum’s commitment and demonstration of the highest professional standards for education, public service and collections care.
The museum’s mission statement: As stewards of the state’s art treasures, the South Dakota Art Museum collects, preserves and exhibits visual art to provide access and education, to foster appreciation of the visual arts for the people of South Dakota and its visitors.
South Dakota Art Museum
On the South Dakota State University campus on Medary Ave at Harvey Dunn Street, next to the Campanile.
1036 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD 57007 605.688.5423
www.AmericanArtAwards.com annually awards 25 museums and galleries in Spring, and with their critique in Autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).
ALL 25 BEST GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS HERE: https://www.americanartawards.com/2018-best-american-galleries-and-museums/